Knitting All Over Shreveport (and surrounding areas)
Our knitting group has grown by leaps and bounds and spread out. We are now knitting at 3 libraries and we are not the only knitting group in town.
Shreveport Chicks with Sticks started out at the Hamilton/South Caddo Library branch of the Shreve Memorial Library system several years ago. We used to just meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month after work. A couple of years ago we also started meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, also. Some knitters could only meet on one day or the other. Some lucky knitters could meet on both days. Hooray for me.
Eventually we realized that our once a month knitting fix wasn’t enough. Last year, Peggy, our original facilitator suggested meeting on Saturday mornings at the Pines Road branch of the Shreve Memorial Library. We start around 11:30am and go until at least 1pm.
The thing about the Shreve Memorial library system is that a lot of branches have meeting rooms and they are free. You only have to sign up ahead of time. Then you won’t get shushed as much because you can close the door. Sorry, did you think knitting/crocheting is a quiet affair? NOT !! We are a very enthusiastic group and really get into our techniques and um, projects. We are also making Christmas decorations for the Hamilton/South Caddo branch whose staff has been so gracious to us over the years. We really appreciate all of them.
Another expansion of our group has begun at the North Caddo Vivian branch of the library on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
Dates, places and times are on our blog:
which hasn’t been updated as much lately since are meeting almost daily on facebook
We are also on Ravelry. If you are a knitter/crocheter/spinner or other fiber artist or wannabe come and check us out at any of those places. We are a fun group ready and willing to share what we know and it doesn’t cost a thing to join us. Well, that’s not exactly true. Once you get hooked on knitting or crocheting you will be looking for inexpensive ways to expand your stash and buy better needles.
For the past couple of years we have made doll blankets for a Christmas charity project for underprivileged kids. Last year we also started an Honoring Our Seniors project which meant picking a local nursing home and making lapghans (lap blankets) for all the senior citizens. This year we have picked another local nursing home and hope to have lapghans made for all the seniors residing there before Christmas. Our group also makes scarves for the homeless and chemo caps. A few members do charity knitting for other groups. We also take yarn donations for the charity knitting we do. It takes a lot of yarn to make 100 lapghans. So, grab a ball of yarn and a crochet hook or knitting needles and come join us. We have fun!